Trip Region: Western Europe
Partners Trek? No
Trip Cost: $1888
Airfare Estimate: $1500
Nightlife: 3 • Activity: 2
You’re embarking on the adventure of a lifetime: Getting your MBA! What better way to start that adventure off than strolling through the Italian Riviera, sampling world-famous Italian cuisine, seeing the art of the Italian rennaissance, and exploring the monuments of Ancient Rome? This trek is all about food, culture, and beauty – if your idea of a fun night is a bottle of wine with friends, this is a the trek for you!
Day 1 — Saturday, Aug 29
Milan Arrival: Meet your fellow trekkers while exploring castles, opera houses, and the first of many (many) churches. Then get ready to ring in your new life as an MBA with Milan's most famous attraction: PARTYING!
Day 2 — Sunday, Aug 30
Cinque Terre: We'll start with a three hour train ride to recover from last night's partying, which is good because it's all up-hill from here. Literally. We'll spend our afternoon hiking through one of Italy's most scenic regions, Cinque Terre, and enjoying the rustic Italian countryside. That night, we'll have a bonfire by the beach and enjoy a traditional Italian dinner!
Day 3 — Monday, Aug 31
Cinque Terre: There's no such thing as too much time in Cinque Terre! Today will be all about beautiful beaches, boat rides, and amazing food with awesome people.
Day 4 — Tuesday, Sep 01
Florence: Time for some culture! We'll hop on the train to Florence, and spend the afternoon taking in the sights of one of Italy's most beautiful cities. More paintings, sculptures, and statues than you can shake a stick at!
Day 5 — Wednesday, Sep 02
Florence and Tuscany: Get ready to get your hands dirty and do some thinking! We can't tell you what we're doing today, but it may help prepare you for those late nights working Ops problem sets…
Day 6 — Thursday, Sep 03
Tuscany and Rome: After short stops in Siena and Montepulciano to experience Italy's Medieval side, this trek is (finally) headed for Rome! Get ready for shopping and sampling Rome's legendary nightlife!
Day 7 — Friday, Sep 04
Rome: Don't worry about the hangover - today's all private bus all the way! We'll see a number of the ancient sights of Rome, from the Colloseum to the Pantheon!
Day 8 — Saturday, Sep 05
Rome: Surprise second country for the trip! Our last day in Rome will include a visit to the Vatican City (including the Sistene Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica)! Also on the itinerary: More shopping, and maybe a little more sightseeing! Tonight will also feature our farewell dinner, where Francesco will discover the true meaning of friendship and tears will be shed by all!
Day 9 — Sunday, Sep 06
Rome Departure: Everyone heads for the airport. Last one out of the country has to do Emery's case write-ups for Fall Quarter!